Seeing the Specialist online

Seeing the Specialist online

Skype or facetime consultations cut out travel, save time and mean patients are seen sooner. Many varicose vein consultations can be done online. “We introduced telehealth for vascular patients at Wellington regional hospital”, says Vascular Specialist Richard Evans,...
What compression stockings should you buy?

What compression stockings should you buy?

If you’re in the market for compression stockings what to buy depends on what you need them for, because they’re not all created equal. If you have tired or puffy legs, varicose veins or have had deep vein thrombosis then you might benefit from wearing compression...
Free compression sock fittings

Free compression sock fittings

Free compression sock fittings – wherever we have a clinic – in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, South Auckland. We recommend wearing compression socks if you have tired or puffy legs, aching legs or varicose veins and it’s important...
We support World Smokefree Day – 31 May

We support World Smokefree Day – 31 May

Smoking is linked to many diseases and vascular disease is no exception. If you give up smoking, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly your risk of getting varicose veins reduces. Second-hand smoke is harmful, too, so avoid smoking around others, especially...
Varicose vein procedure – done

Varicose vein procedure – done

So, today I sat in on a varicose vein procedure using medical glue… It took about 30 minutes for veins on both legs. All the while our patient was relaxed – not a squeak out of her. A small, local anaesthetic injection is first and then an equally small incision is...
Can young people get varicose veins?

Can young people get varicose veins?

We’re good at busting varicose vein myths at Richard Evans Vascular – here’s another one – varicose veins only affect older people… It’s true there’s an increased risk with age but younger people, too, can get varicose veins, because varicose veins are mostly...